21-year-old man arrested on assault with firearm, battery charges

West Monroe, LA – West Monroe Police Department officials said the 21-year-old suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Sunday.

His name is Cornelius Thurman and he is charged with: aggravated battery; aggravated assault with a firearm; possession of a controlled dangerous substance; violation of protective order and illegal carrying weapon in the presence of narcotics.

This incident occurred right before 5 p.m. Sunday.

It happened in the 1000 block of North 6th Street.

West Monroe Police Department responded to a report of a battery complaint.

The responding officers made contact with the victim who said they were hit in the head with a pistol by Thurman.

The 21-year-old suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

A pistol and 17 grams of marijuana were found in his possession.

This incident remains under investigation.